Nokia 515 Review: Time Machine: Loudspeaker, Audio QualityBy cheatmaster 03:38 Sat, 14 Aug 2021 Comments
Loudspeaker is decent
The Nokia 515 relies on a single speakerphone that's located on the back. Nokia feature phone have always boasted excellent speakers and the 515 is no exception. In our dedicated loudspeaker test it managed a Good score.
Speakerphone testVoice, dBPink noise/ Music, dBRinging phone, dBOverall score
Sony Xperia Z60.1 58.361.6Below Average
Apple iPhone 566.866.167.7Below Average
Nokia Lumia 92061.6 64.865.8Below Average
Nokia 51566.3 66.677.2Good
Samsung Galaxy S4 mini66.3 64.875.1Average
HTC One69.3 66.675.9Good
Samsung I9505 Galaxy S470.6 66.277.3Good
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active72.7 66.678.1Good
LG Optimus G74.671.382.7Excellent
This means you'll be able to hear the Nokia 515 ring even if you're in a loud environment. Its ringing sound will acquire to you even if you've been covered it with a pile of stuff or put it in a large purse.
Good audio quality
With no resistance applied to its line-out (when used with an active external amplifier), the Nokia 515 does decently well, achieving some fine scores and garnishing them with about average volume levels.
Plugging in a pair of headphones leads to a rather large spike in intermodulation distortion and a moderate one in stereo crosstalk as well as a rather gigantic drop in volume levels. Overall, the low-standing 515 does well, but it won't acquire any audiophiles excited.
And here come the full results so you can see for yourselves:
TestFrequency responseNoise levelDynamic
rangeTHDIMD + NoiseStereo crosstalk
Nokia 515+0.10, -0.39-87.988.20.023
Nokia 515 (headphones attached)+0.57, -0.61-87.088.20.020
Nokia Asha 501+0.21, -0.27-80.481.40.034
Nokia Asha 501 (headphones attached)+0.79, -0.33-80.681.60.034
Nokia Lumia 520+0.16, -0.10-82.382.70.0094
Nokia Lumia 520 (headphones attached)+0.40, -0.14-82.382.70.014
Samsung Galaxy Young+0.72, -0.82-91.491.50.022
Samsung Galaxy Young (headphones attached)+0.42, -0.02-89.389.60.0200.201-59.2
Samsung Galaxy Fame+0.11, -1.11-87.888.90.0033
Samsung Galaxy Fame (headphones attached)+0.15, -0.96-87.688.80.0640.160-48.4
Nokia 515 frequency response
You can learn more about the whole testing process here.
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